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by a congress that just isn't working. congressman rick nolan, there 30 years ago. he is back now and he can't believe the difference. he is wondering, are we getting paid for this? >>> is it really an admission of guilt if you don't show any remorse? >> it did not even feel wrong? >> no. it's scary. >> did you feel bad about it? >> no. even scarier. >> psychologist dr. jeffrey gardere on lance armstrong's bizarre performance last night. >> good to have you with us tonight, folks. thanks for watching. republicans surrendered today in one of his biggest fights. president obama warned republicans about taking the debt ceiling hostage. it looks like they heard the message. >> the financial well-being of the american people is not leverage to be used. the full faith and credit of the united states of america is not a bargaining chip. and they better choose quickly because time is rung short. >> republicans made their choice during a gop retreat in williamsburg, virginia. house majority leader eric cantore reportedly has plans for three months. in a statement the white house responding, saying, w
's rick nolan first got elected. then he took a hiatus for 30 years. now he's back with a lot to say about what's changed. he is sort of everything is old is new again in our meet the new members series. the white house unveils the president's official portrait for the next four years. wait until you get a closer look at the toll of the last four on him. good morning from washington. it's friday, january 18th, 2013. this is "the daily rundown." i'm chuck todd. our final "daily rundown" of the obama first term. right to my first reads of the morning. if 2009 was all about hope, 2013 may be about the ability to cope. so says one of our pollsters. if it is possible americans have grown more pessimistic about their leaders in washington and, worse, they think those leaders are now hurting the economy. as president obama prepares to be sworn in for a second term our new nbc news/"wall street journal" poll shows a lagging economy and partisan battles are sa sapping the public confidence replacing the buoyant mood of four years ago with more pessimism now about the future of the country even as t
editor jim roberts. that quote i just mentioned from congressman rick nolan. i'm a hunter, believe in second amendment rights. i don't need an assault weapon to shoot a duck. ly absorbed in l continuous amounts. citracal slow release continuously releases calcium plus d with efficient absorption in one daily dose. citracal slow release. >>> it is the first full week of business for the new congress. and it is making history. nine lawmakers have returned to the house after previously losing re-election battles or retiring from office. that's the highest number of former members to return at the same time in modern history. i'm joined by one of those comeback kids making a return to politics. 32 years after he was first elected, minnesota congressman rick nolan. good to see you, congressman. congratulations. >> well, thank you, chris. delilgted to be here with you. >> how does it feel to be back? >> i feel a litle bit like rick van winkle in some respects. >> you look much better than that. >> well, thank you. thank you. at times it feels like, you know, i was in the congress. i took
hayes here with congressman rick nolan of minnesota, congresswoman michelle lujan grisham of florida, and congressman mark pocan of wisconsin. we are talking about congress, why the american people are unenthused about the institution, and i thought this little item had a lot to do with it. we're talking about congressman nolan had served from '75 to '81 and had seen the changes and one thing you've said is congress is in session less, work weeks are shorter, you're spending less time in the capital and with people on committee and part of what is driving that is fund raising right? >> correct. >> there is a lot of pressure to fund raise. you have to go back to your district to do that. possibly the freshman class, it was leaked to the huffington post, this is a model daily schedule for a member of congress from the d triple c. four hours call time. call time for those who do not know what call time is that you sit with a list of names and a telephone and you call those people and you ask them for money. four hours of call time. one to two hours constituent visits. two hours committe
. congressman rick nolan of minnesota, congresswoman michelle grisham of new mexico, congresswoman lois frankel of florida, and congressman mark pocan of wisconsin. as president obama prepares to be sworn in for a second term on monday he may be confronting a fundamentally different political dynamic in the new congress. just yesterday house republican leaders backed away from threats to use the federal debt ceiling to force cuts in spending agreeing to vote on a new debt limit increase that will last until mid april. the house republicans' new plan would give congress time to pass a budget for the next fiscal year. if no budget is passed house republicans say they'll withhold members' pay. in a statement house majority leader eric cantor said, quote, we must pay our bills and responsibly budget for our future. next week we will authorize a three-month temporary debt increase to give the senate and house time to pass the budget. furthermore if they fail to pass a budget in that time members of congress will not be paid by the american people for failing to do their job. no budget no pay. the pr
frankly think if we did that, it would save lives. >> congressman rick nolan of minnesota made the case for responsible gunowners curbing assault weapons is just plain common sense. >> i don't need a assault weapon to shoot a duck. and i think they ought to be banned. >> where do we go with gun control? let's bring in val demings, former chief of police of orlando, florida. thanks for being with us, i appreciate your time. >> thank you, ed. it's great to be here. >> we see the urban and rural divide when we hear from senators from the middle of the country and lawmakers from the middle of the country and what we hear on the east and west coast. senator heitkamp calls it extreme. >> i come to you as a 27-year law enforcement officer, but not only that, i come as a mother of three sons. i believe what is extreme is 20 precious, innocent very beautiful children being gunned down and killed in an elementary school. >> and that, of course, has changed the attitudes of a lot of people in this country. but as heitkamp says, they don't have the votes, and she doesn't think it would pass. so wha
was chair of the rnc under george w. bush and most experienced, rick nolan and matt salmon have done stints in congress before. and former senator scott brown is already slamming congressman ed markey. technically they aren't even rivals yet, though they will probably run against each other for senate in massachusetts. on a radio show brown asked if markey even lived in massachusetts anymore, claiming he's never seen him on the plane leaving washington. markey's state residence is in his childhood home in massachusetts but his wife is a doctor in suburban washington, d.c. and mile-per-hour mus read today is really a must see. the white house photographer, pete souza, released his year in photos, including some really great shots of the president on his travels through the year. this is one where he dared someone to eat a piece of his pie and the kid does it. and here he's taking a dip in the ocean to celebrate new years in hawaii. you can find this at facebook/jansingco. careful of sharks! >>> 31 past the hour. welcome back. shortly after the new congress swears in at noon, republicans will
and not get things done. and then we spoke with rick nolan back 32 years after he retired from the house. and here's what he had to say, at least in part, about what's wrong with washington. >> right now, members of congress are expected to spend, you know, 30 hours a week in call time, dial for dollars. they need to take the toxic influence that money's having on campaigns and elections and we need to go for work five days a like like everybody else in america does. >> and chris, he followed that up by saying when he came to congress in the '70s. they worked 48 out of 52 weeks. now, it's 32 weeks. if you hear constituents, they'd say, i'd like to work 32 weeks. does he have a point? >> yeah, he has a point. listen, i worked up they're not that long ago. you know, i'm not going to sit there and say that folks don't work hard and the staff don't work hard. but my father didn't -- you know, when he went to work, didn't have multiple weeks off every few months to go back to the state. i understand that's an important part of constituent work. you want to have that relationship with your con
member is democratic congressman rick nolan from minnesota, he's back in washington after a 30-year break from national politics. he last served in the 96th congress from 1979 to '80. at the time he told "the washington post," quote, congress is relatively impotent to make the changes the country needs. with that in mind, check this out, that congress passed 613 bills into law. the most recent congress, 112th, got 219 bills into law. that is the lowest tally on record. so it begs bringing back congressman nolan who joins me now. welcome, sir, glad to have you. >> thank you. delighted to be here today. >> before we find out how you feel about what's going on in congress, what have you been doing since you left? why did you decide to return? >> well, i spent 32 years in business, domestic and international business, volunteer, community service, raising family back in minnesota, and did all this generation, this country's been so good to my generation, and i just felt compelled to step up, you know, the deficits, the wars of choice, the joblessness, the growing inequalities, they're not sus
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